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By Roberta L. Payne

ISBN-10: 077352696X

ISBN-13: 9780773526969

ISBN-10: 0773526978

ISBN-13: 9780773526976

ISBN-10: 0773571841

ISBN-13: 9780773571846

Offers a bilingual choice of ninety-two poems via thirty-five Italian poets, together with works of classicism and passionate decadentism, examples of crepuscularism

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Silent the shuttle passes and passes again. I cry, and I ask her: why doesn’t it sound, then, the coquettish comb, any more? Timid and good, she stares at me: Why doesn’t it sound? And she cries, and she cries – My sweet love, haven’t they told you? Don’t you know? I am not alive except in your heart. Dead! Yes, dead! If I weave, I weave for you alone; how I don’t know: in this linen, under the cypress, in the end, near you, I will sleep. The Return We must go: they bring a message that my mother is not well.

Le mie gioie furono semplici, semplici così, che se io dovessi confessarle a te arrossirei. Oggi io penso a morire. 3 Io voglio morire, solamente, perchè sono stanco; solamente perché i grandi angioli su le vetrate delle cattedrali mi fanno tremare d’amore e di angoscia; solamente perché, io sono, oramai, rassegnato come uno specchio, come un povero specchio melanconico. Vedi che io non sono un poeta: sono un fanciullo triste che ha voglia di morire. 4 Oh, non maravigliarti della mia tristezza!

Astonished at what? I have never felt so much like a child ... 39 l’ assenza absence Stupito di che? Delle cose. I fiori mi paiono strani: ci sono pur sempre le rose, ci sono pur sempre i gerani ... 40 guid o gozzano Astonished at what? At things. The flowers appear strange to me: the roses are still here, the geraniums are still there ...

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